Value Cleft with copula before focus

Language:
Berbice Dutch
Parameter:
Focusing of the noun phrase
References
Kouwenberg 1994a: 423-436; Kouwenberg 2007b: 41-2

Examples

  1. da boki o mja mɛ di gutu
    da
    cop
    boki
    money
    o
    2sg
    mja
    make
    mɛtɛ
    with
    di
    the
    gutu
    thing
    (It) is money he makes with it.

    See Kouwenberg 2007b: 42

  2. da or da di, watjə rupa nau, domni
    da
    cop
    ori
    3sg
    so
    foc
    da
    cop
    di,
    the
    wati
    what
    ju
    2sg
    rupu-a
    call-ipfv
    nau,
    now
    domni
    pastor
    (It) is he who is the, what do you call (it), pastor.

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 425

  3. da iʃi twalen jɛnda hiri
    da
    foc
    iʃi
    1pl
    twɛ
    two
    alen
    alone
    jɛn-da
    be-there
    hiri
    here
    The two of us alone were here.

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 176

  4. da mɛt oriso wa jɛnda, afto pakatɛ fan di haspital
    da
    cop
    mɛtɛ
    with
    ori
    3sg
    so
    foc
    o
    3sg
    wa
    pst
    jɛn-da,
    loc.cop-there
    afta
    after
    o
    3sg
    paka-tɛ
    exit-pfv
    fan
    from
    di
    def
    haspital
    hospital
    It is with her that she was staying, after she came out of the hospital.

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 195